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SGDS is the only guide dog school in the world that is fully funded by a corporation, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance. The goal of SGDS is to help
increase independence and self-reliance among the visually impaired people of Korea thereby instilling the value of giving something back to society.
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As a school officially recognized by the Korean Ministry of Social Services and Welfare to train guide
dogs, the Samsung Guide Dog School is a full member of the IGDF.
Since its launch in 1994, based on proven and tested training methods, the school graduates 15
guide dogs a year and donates to the visually impaired free of charge. The school maintains
partnerships with well established guide dog schools and organizations around the world and doing
our best to train the finest caliber guide dogs.
From puppy to when dogs retire, the school with its base of volunteers works to foster the growth
and spirit of respecting life and all living creatures.
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Not only is the focus on animal welfare but also on improving the lives of the disabled in Korea by
working to amend existing disability related laws to ensure that guide dogs are protected as part of
the wider “welfare laws for the disabled”, which came into effect January 2000. The only
school in the world to be managed and funded by a corporation, the Samsung Guide Dog School as
part of the Samsung Group’s commitment to contribute to society, is setting a positive example.

SAMSUNG GUIDE DOG SCHOOL'S VISION

TO INSTILL THE VALUE OF COOPERATIVE SOCIETY SAMSUNG GUIDE DOG SCHOOL TO HELP PROMOTE POSITIVE PET OWNERSHIP AND ANIMAL AWARENESSTO BE A ROLE MODEL WITHIN THE CORPORATE REALM

CHRONOLOGY

2005 Jan. 2005 ‘My Love Toram’ True film on Korean guidedog client Sook-yeon Jeon and her guidedog
Toram aired on SBS-TV
May. 2002 Host IFGDSB Congress in Korea
Feb. 2002 AGBN (Asian Guide Dog Breeding Network) formed
2000 Jan. 2000 ROK Law for the Disabled revised and enacted to guarantee rights of guide dogs
1990 April 1994 First set of guide dogs donated
Aug. 1993 Launch guide dog activities
Nov. 1991 Become full member of IGDF